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NASP Advocacy Roadmap: The NASP Practice Model

Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services

The Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (also known as the NASP Practice Model) is a set of tools to help individuals and state associations plan their grassroots advocacy efforts related to the promotion and adoption of the NASP Practice Model. This Advocacy Roadmap will provide individuals and state associations with some key materials and resources to plan an advocacy response within the context of the NASP Practice Model.

How to use your Advocacy Roadmap

The NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services is designed to be used in conjunction with the NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists, Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists, and Principles for Professional Ethics to provide a unified set of national principles that guide graduate education, credentialing, professional practice and services, and ethical behavior of school psychologists.

These NASP policy documents are intended to:

  • define contemporary school psychology
  • promote school psychologists' services for children, families, and schools
  • provide a foundation for the future of school psychology

These NASP policy documents are used to communicate NASP's positions and advocate for qualifications and practices of school psychologists with stakeholders, policy makers, and other professional groups at the national, state, and local levels.

This Advocacy Roadmap is meant to provide a basic set of resources and materials to support state association advocacy efforts promoting the adoption of the NASP Practice Model in policy and practice. It is a place to start and we hope that individuals and state leaders that engage in advocacy activities that prove to be successful will consider sharing their ideas and experiences with NASP leaders for possible inclusion in this Advocacy Roadmap. Individuals and state leaders are encouraged to review all of the materials posted in this toolkit and think creatively and broadly about how the materials may be adapted for use in your local communities and states. Ultimately, individuals and state association leaders will need to craft their own unique response based upon the issues and polices in their local school districts and states.

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